The Road Transport Department (JPJ) has denied the issuance of certificates approving the use of dark tinted windows on vehicles, subsequent to a post that has been making the rounds on social media in the past week, Harian Metro reports. The department has lodged a police report against the Facebook account holder for the propagation of a certificate of approval for the use of darkened windows, the report said.

Currently, the regulations stipulate that the minimum visible light transmission percentages are 70% for the front windscreen, 50% for the front side windows and 30% for the rear side windows and the rear windscreen, the JPJ spokesperson said when contacted by the daily. “The public are advised to be wary of unverified claims and to contact JPJ for more accurate information,” the spokesperson said.

The certificate which was allegedly signed by JPJ director-general, Datuk Seri Shaharuddin Khalid stated details including the applicant’s name, the vehicle’s registered owner’s name, IC number, vehicle registration number, brand of vehicle, engine number and chassis number (redacted before publication), as well as a set of dates indicating a validity period of three years.

It was reported last December that the government will soon open the application books for those seeking to install window tints that are darker than the approved limits, for a fee, though not all who apply will receive approval, transport minister Anthony Loke said.